Sunday, October 3, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Roses

  As I am sure you are all aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While I have not personally known friends or family affected by breast cancer, I know of many friends and acquaintances whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.  In the lab that I work in as a graduate student, we study a variety of cancers.  While my project specifically focuses on certain types of childhood and adult leukemias, others in my lab do study breast cancer.  In addition, the drugs that I am currently studying in leukemias may on day be proven to be effective in other cancers, such as breast, in the future.

  In honor of the month, today I have for you pink rose nails.

Full sun, no flash
    For these nails, I used three coats of OPI Chapel of Love, and I only needed the third coat because I was watching a movie and not paying much attention to application, and therefore had avoidable bare spots.  I used Konad plate m65 with OPI Ate Berries In The Canaries to put the darker pink roses on top.  Then I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Shade, no flash
    To learn more about breast cancer, you can visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/) or the Komen site (http://ww5.komen.org/).  I will plan to do several more BCA posts during the month of October, in addition to fun fall and Halloween inspired nails!

Rose nails with roses
  If you are blogging about Breast Cancer Awareness month, or have don a mani dedicated to the cause, I would love to see it!  Let me know.  :)


  1. I love it, its such a soft and pretty design. =)

  2. Thanks so much! Sometimes I like bold designs but other times these are a lot of fun too. :)

  3. Awww, those are my Evelyn Rose's! I miss them on my fingers.....they are awfully ugly and plain right now.....maybe you should come visit and purty them up for me ;-)